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Euromonitor Reviews

Updated 19 August 2018
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  • "Poorly explained and badly executed career progression process" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Pay is significantly lower than competitors - flip side used to be good work life balance and job security however that is fast evaporating" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A fantastic company with amazing content and encouragement for personal growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've worked in Sales here for 5 years+ and am saddened by some of the reviews on here. I note though that many are from sales people who lasted less than a year - which says it all! Hand on heart, this company is amazing. That's in terms of the content produced, working environment and best of all - so many super intelligent people who really do care. It's stimulating, interesting and fosters entrepreneurship. The progression is obvious, there are many people here like me, 5 years+. Thank you Euromonitor for offering such great careers and perks

    Cons

    We are growing fast! which means lots of new technologies and initiatives the company has invested in to make our lives easier in the long run. In the short term, as we get used to the changes, some minor frustrations probably unavoidable.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time

    Pros

    Great environment for learning
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Excessive micro management
    Career paths could be clearer

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Good place to slowly die and retire"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cloud Infrastructure Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Cloud Infrastructure Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    extremely strong work life balance - wfh, flexible hours, table tennis, no pressure, laid back people
    ability to play with some new technologies in proofs of concept or on your own
    tons of free time to improve yourself

    Cons

    old fashioned values (ie. shut up and agree with your manager)
    love for micro management
    weak team collaboration
    too much political correctness
    afraid to take risks for innovation
    salary extremely below market rate

    Advice to Management

    Promote meritocracy so that the result would matter - not the time you have spent in the office pretending to work
    Get rid of weak senior management and incompetent workers - hire fewer better ones


  4. Helpful (13)

    "Effects of an Incompetent Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's an established business, not a startup, as the leadership team often refer to it. Good brand, good product and talented people across the business.

    New product development.

    Flexi hours, nice office, good location

    Low pay compared to the industry average but very reasonable working hours

    Cons

    Sales Leadership:
    Sellers are overwhelmed by the internal complexity of their jobs. The company has finally increased sales support resources in the last few years, but the execution and timing were appalling. More support means sellers must process more information, involve more internal stakeholders, and engage with more technological touchpoints. Sales reps either ignore it or are forced to make trade-offs and this increases the cost of sales, places pressure on margins and raises cycle times.

    Feedback from reps or mid-management is hardly ever taken into consideration, which increases friction and staff turn-over. Middle managers have no real influence or autonomy, never achieve over-inflated targets and often earn peanuts compared to reps. A great example is ABC team - have they got any managers left?

    No transparency and eroding corporate culture. This is predominantly driven by several factors:

    CEO's focus has shifted from taking the existing business to new levels of growth to new product development. Strategic and operational priorities were left in the hands of highly incompetent people with personal agendas.

    No real senior executive accountability.

    VPs of sales are mostly focused on expanding their areas of influence whether through assuming more responsibilities or promoting their loyalists to positions of influence. This means that the company suffers not only from inefficiencies in decision making, it tampers with business growth prospects, successful delivery of overarching growth strategy and erodes what's once was a great corporate culture. It also stops talented people being promoted to lead important business functions.

    Although career development strategy has been rolled out, many roles have been created which aren't necessary. People don't take this seriously because a change in your job title with no alteration in responsibilities isn't growth or development. Meritocracy principles need to be introduced.
     Stop favoritism and sexism - this is clearly evident through official salary reporting and general sentiment in the organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Note to owners - if you do wish to see your business grow and return to being one of the best companies to work for, you need to seriously consider the capabilities of your sales leadership team. New CRM or other sales enablement systems are catalysts for growth and introduction of such should not be used as excuses for poor sales performance.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Overall, a good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Euromonitor is a lovely place to work. Full of intelligent, interesting and fun people for the most part.

    The product is liked by clients and for the most part it’s genuinely useful. We are still ahead of the competition.

    It’s a medium sized corporate with a small company feel. You can get things done by asking around.

    Work life balance is genuine.

    You can carve out your own path to a certain extent.

    HR has seen some big transformations recently and it’s trending positively.

    There are some exciting developments in the pipeline.

    Cons

    We are very top level controlled under a one size fits all banner. Just because it worked 10 yrs ago is not a good reason to keep doing it.

    Those intelligent and fun people I mentioned in the pros? They leave. Turnover is crazy high.

    We used to be a lean organisation, now we’re moving into middle size corporate bloat. Lots of staff with really questionable roles.

    Training of new staff is pretty appalling. Training for existing staff is even worse. Recent efforts have been laughably bad.

    A lot of new ideas are started, nothing is ever followed up on.

    Pay is below market rate.

    Sales teams are petty demoralised.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for existing staff needs a big bump. Passport is starting to look old hat. I hope new projects will solve this. Maybe time to hire externally for some senior roles to inject ideas and energy into the business. We did this once and the results were pretty excellent!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time

    Pros

    Great environment for learning new skills

    Cons

    Growth takes time due to the fact its a corporate business


  7. Helpful (9)

    "that managers need to make 5* reviews to counteract the real reviews says it all..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - consider seriously if you want to go there

    Cons

    - politics, "boys club" attitude, management pressure, politics, total disregard of meritocracy.

    Advice to Management

    review your moral and ethical values... throwing out people with over 20 years of loyalty to the company under excuses is not fair, and it says a lot about you and what the company is becoming

  8. Helpful (3)

    "career progression"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for fresh graduates to learn and practice their skills.

    Cons

    HR do not care about employees complaint.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Anonymous"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people
    CSR
    Slide in the office

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth
    Below average salary
    Greedy

    Advice to Management

    Stop being greedy and cutting costs
    Value your employees - not everyone is replaceable!
    Allow experts in their field to make their contribution rather than allowing senior leadership to make decisions based off of preference.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Not a great experience!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance with core hours and flexible working policy.
    There are great social events.
    Brilliant CSR team and policy.

    Cons

    Career development is centred on the younger employees whilst older employees are left to stagnate in their roles.
    Poor pay for central London.
    Managers who may be good at their job but can’t manage a team.
    Lack of external training offered as they have an internal training section.

    Advice to Management

    Focus also your older employees who have a wealth of experience to offer and are less likely to jump ship within a year or two.
    Some roles within the company need external training as they can not be covered internally.


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